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Three killed as suicide blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

Kano - At least four suicide bomb blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials said.

Germany set to deport two terror suspects born on its soil

Berlin - Germany said Tuesday it will deport two men arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack, despite the fact that while their parents are foreigners, they were both born in the country.

Boko Haram splinter group head charged with foreign kidnappings, murders

Abuja - The leader of Boko Haram splinter group Ansaru appeared in court in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Tuesday charged with the abduction and murder of 10 foreigners.

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: UN

New York - The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in four countries.

Nigerians told to avoid non-essential travel to US

Abuja - Nigeria is advising its citizens against all but essential travel to the United States because of the lack of clarity on new immigration rules, the government said on Monday.

UN Security Council shines light on Lake Chad crisis

Yaound - UN Security Council envoys on Friday vowed to turn the spotlight on a "neglected crisis" as they began a mission to the Lake Chad region, where hunger, poverty and a Boko Haram insurgency have triggered a major humanitarian emergency.

Multiple blasts rock Nigerian city: emergency service

Maiduguri - Multiple explosions rocked the outskirts of Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri early Friday, killing three suicide bombers, the emergency service and police said.

Nigerians head to church to find earthly love

Ibafo - Thousands of people began to arrive at the Nigerian megachurch just after dawn on a cool morning, looking for love and hot tips on how to avoid "dating devils".

UN Security Council visit to draw attention to Lake Chad crisis

New York - UN Security Council envoys on Thursday travel to Africa's Lake Chad region, where famine, the Boko Haram insurgency, climate change and poor governance have collided to create one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

Aid donors pledge $672 mn to prevent Lake Chad famine

Oslo - Donor countries on Friday pledged $672 million in emergency aid for people threatened by famine after eight years of Boko Haram violence in the Lake Chad region, but the sum is just a fraction of what the UN says is needed.

Gunmen kidnap two Germans in northern Nigeria: police

Kano - Two German archaeologists have been kidnapped in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, police said on Thursday, stoking fears of more abductions in a region hit by rising violence.

UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries

New York - UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.

Logistics nightmare: helping the Boko Haram displaced

Yal - Not a single car remains in the town of Dikwa in northeast Nigeria and there's no way to communicate to the outside world, as all the telephone lines have been blown up.

Nigeria's Buhari to stay in London for 'further rest'

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari needs "further rest" so will extend his month-long medical stay in London, but there is "no cause" for worry over his health, his office said Tuesday.

IS, Boko Haram won't be defeated unless corruption tackled: NGO

London - Western governments need to step up their efforts to combat corruption if they are to defeat jihadists such as the Islamic State group and Boko Haram, Transparency International warned Tuesday.

1.4 million children face famine in four countries: UNICEF

New York - Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said Monday.

Buhari's health sparks fresh debate on leadership in Nigeria

Lagos - The protracted absence on medical grounds of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has stoked fears of a full-blown political crisis at the heart of Africa's most populous nation.

'Strange black soot' blankets Nigeria's oil hub

Port Harcourt - The Nigerian city of Port Harcourt used to be known as "The Garden City" because of its soaring palm trees and green open spaces.

Boko Haram ambushes, kills troops in NE Nigeria

Kano - Nigeria's military on Friday said seven of its soldiers were killed and 19 others injured in a Boko Haram ambush, in the latest incident against troops and the security services in the country's northeast.

Nigeria politician returns home after 4 years in UK jail

Lagos - One of Nigeria's most powerful men, who was jailed in Britain for money laundering and fraud in a landmark anti-corruption case, has returned home, his aides told AFP on Saturday."Chief James Ibori has arrived.

Nigeria revises death toll from botched air strike to 112

Maiduguri - Nigeria's army on Thursday said 112 people were killed in an air strike that hit civilians and aid workers rather than Boko Haram militants.

Pregnant and abandoned by soldiers in NE Nigeria

Kano - Ummi Hassan sat on the trunk of a felled tree, her eyes fixed on her bulging belly. She was just weeks away from giving birth but tears rolled down her cheeks.

UN food agency hopes for continued US funding

Maiduguri - The head of the World Food Programme said she was hopeful of continued US funding for the organisation, despite reports that Washington was mulling heavy cuts in financial support.

Nigeria says Buhari 'hale and hearty', denies illness

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is "hale and hearty", his government said Thursday, denying rumours in the press and on social media that he was seriously ill or even dead.

Nigeria casts its first social safety net

Lagos - Nearly two years after taking office, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is making good on an election vow to help the poor, deploying a welfare scheme that is gaining traction across Africa.

UK court blocks Niger Delta pollution claims against Shell

London - A British court on Thursday blocked pollution claims against Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell by more than 40,000 Niger Delta residents demanding action over decades of oil spills in the region.

Nigeria botched air strike 'may have killed up to 236 people'

Kano - As many as 236 people may have been killed in the botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for civilians displaced by the unrest, a local official told AFP on Saturday.

Death toll now 90 in Nigeria air strike, could reach 170

Kano - The death toll from a botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for displaced people has risen to 90, and could climb as high as 170, Doctors Without Borders said on Friday.

Nigeria plans inquiry into botched air strike that killed 70

Maiduguri - Nigeria on Thursday gave details of a formal probe into a botched air strike that killed at least 70 people, as aid workers feared the bloodshed could affect vital humanitarian programmes.

Death toll in botched Nigeria air strike soars to 70

Maiduguri - The death toll from a botched air strike on Boko Haram fighters in northeast Nigeria rose to 70 on Wednesday, as aid agencies indicated more could die without urgent treatment.
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